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Opinion — You can call me Sal

Opinion — You can call me Sal

Dallas Wiertella March 25, 2023

What is it about nicknames that are so intriguing? For those of you who don’t listen to the podcast, know me or have heard of me beyond the byline, my name is Dallas Wiertella ... but I just go by Sal.  I...

Exercise and recreational resources available at the PEIF

Exercise and recreational resources available at the PEIF

Dallas Wiertella June 2, 2021

The PEIF is NMU’s recreational and physical fitness center and offers many different facilities open to all students throughout each semester. Home to a weight room, two basketball courts, six racquetball...

QUITE AN OPENING TEST—The NMU Womens Soccer celebrates a goal. The Cats will have almost two weeks of practice and a scrimmage under their belts when they square off with Division I UWGB in an exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 27. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Women’s soccer gears up for GLIAC Tournament play

Dallas Wiertella April 25, 2021
The NMU Women’s Soccer team ended its regular season with two wins this past weekend.
GOTTA CATCH EM ALL— The recent Pokémon card trend has taken the community and country by storm. Its been a common theme to see community members with packs of cards at their disposal. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Risk and reward: Pokémon card frenzy creates industry uncertainty

Dallas Wiertella April 22, 2021
Many Pokémon card collectors are facing a new challenge of getting their hands on card packs due to a new investment trend.
TOURNEY CHAMPS—The NMU Volleyball team poses for a celebratory picture after defeating Michigan Tech in straight sets in the GLIAC Tournament title game. The Wildcats picked up their first conference tournament title in 18 years. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

‘Cats volleyball wins first GLIAC Tournament title since 2003

Dallas Wiertella April 16, 2021
The NMU Volleyball team took some hardware home to end their season with three wins in three days to capture the GLIAC Tournament title this past weekend.
NEARING THE END—The NMU Womens Soccer team celebrates a goal at home in a game earlier this season. The Wildcats look to close out the regular season with a pair of conference home games against Purdue Northwest and Wisconsin-Parkside. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Women’s soccer ends regular season with two home tilts

Dallas Wiertella April 15, 2021
The NMU Women’s Soccer team comes off of a 1-0-1 record this past weekend with a 0-0 tie against Ferris State and a 1-0 victory against Northwood.
CONFERENCE CHAMPS—The NMU Volleyball team earned a share of the GLIAC title with Michigan Tech after splitting the series against the Huskies this past weekend. The Cats open up GLIAC Tournament play as the second seed. Photo courtesy of Meghan Meyer.

Volleyball splits conference title with Michigan Tech

Dallas Wiertella April 8, 2021
This past weekend marked the final series of the regular season for the NMU Volleyball team.
GLIAC PLAY UNDERWAY—The NMU Womens Lacrosse team heads into conference action with a match against Concordia-St. Paul. Photo courtesy of Emily Renfrew.

Women’s Lacrosse begins conference play against Concordia-St. Paul

Dallas Wiertella March 26, 2021
The NMU Women's Lacrosse team will play in their first GLIAC match of this year when they take on Concordia University, St. Paul.
MOUNT BOHEMIA CLOSED FOR SEASON—Its not snowy anymore like the picture of a ski lift, and that means spring is coming soon. Mount Bohemia is now closed for the season, and will be welcoming new guests in the winter. Photo courtesy of Samantha Tschirhart.

Ski season at Mount Bohemia now closed, but future visits require experience

Dallas Wiertella March 23, 2021
As the skiing season comes to a close, we pack up our ski and snowboarding gear away and get ready for the warmer weather.
ALL THEY DO IS WIN—Sophomore setter Lauren Van Remortel sets the ball for one of her NMU teammates earlier this season. The NMU Womens Volleyball team is off to a strong start this year, winning seven of their first eight games. Photo courtesy of Lauren Van Remortel.

Volleyball starts season red hot with seven-game win streak

Dallas Wiertella March 18, 2021
The NMU Women's Volleyball has won seven of their first eight games and reside in first place atop the GLIAC standings.
BOWING OUT—NMU sophomore guard Samantha Potter goes up for the contested layup over two Davenport defenders last season. The NMU Womens basketball team is going up against Lake State and Ferris State and hopes to improve both defense and offensive strategies.

Wildcats’ Women’s Basketball season ends in GLIAC Tournament with 61-45 loss to Davenport

Dallas Wiertella March 4, 2021
The NMU Women's Basketball team's season came to end on Tuesday night at the hands of Davenport. The Wildcats lost at home 61-45 in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament.
WINNING WILDCATS—Sophomore guard Makaylee Kuhn goes up for a contested layup on multiple Purdue Northwest defenders. She had 34 points for game, and the Wildcats won 73-61 over Purdue Northwest. Dallas Wiertella/NW.

Wildcats’ Women’s hoops win series opener to set up sweep over Purdue Northwest

Dallas Wiertella March 1, 2021
The NMU Women's Basketball team won its home series opener on Friday afternoon over Purdue Northwest, 73-61.
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